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11. I think the problem is how autistic people are stereotyped.
Thu Feb 18, 2016, 06:01 PM
Feb 2016

She doesn't fit the popular stereotype of high-functioning autism (think Sheldon Cooper), which is male-centric in many cases and STEM-centric, and so the possibility was overlooked for a long time. People who poo-poo the claim that Jefferson and Einstein were autistic suffer from the same stereotype bias.

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